Little back lanes, an old gate, a secret walled garden and a large bay-windowed Georgian house. You’re bang in the heart of Whitby yet the feel is very peaceful with airy rooms, flowers, botanical fabrics, elegant antiques, original art – and a Blüthner piano to play. Your pretty bedroom is reached up a graceful staircase; find high ceilings, a plump bed and views through sash windows. Your breakfast is continental and you can have it in the drawing room, the garden on fine days, or in bed if you’re feeling lazy. Stroll to the beach for wild walks, explore the Yorkshire Moors or the shops in town – returning will be a pleasure.